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What's in WISEdash? Every year, all Wisconsin school districts collect information about their students, staff, and courses. These data sets are submitted to the Department of Public Instruction where they're stored in a data warehouse, a repository of millions of educational records that are linked and organized by school year. WISEdash gives you an interactive way to select and filter Wisconsin school data from the 2005-06 school year forward. Data are published by the Department of Public Instruction, and are redacted to protect student privacy. Additional historical datasets from 1998 forward can be downloaded. Links to other educational datasets and key reports are available in WISEdash.
Who should use WISEdash public version? The WISEdash public portal is the front door for parents and community members to discover all types of data about Wisconsin schools and districts. Educators should send parents and community members to WISEdash for public data reports. WISEdash can also be used to compare districts, schools, and statewide data. Educators and school staff should use the secure version of WISEdash for student-level analysis.
Why is WISEdash important? Education data is a primary tool to see how our students, schools, and policies are working. Over time, the data show the results of changes we make in schools, letting us track progress and make adjustments. As stated in Agenda 2017, the goal for Wisconsin is to help ensure every child graduates from high school prepared for both college and career pathways. WISEdash is a key part of Agenda 2017's assessment and data systems emphasis on giving parents and the public more timely, quality data to use for informed decision-making. See an infographic from the Data Quality Campaign about why quality data is important for educational outcomes.
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